2021 Summer Concert Series
ALL SHOWS located at:
The Meeting House on the Green
53 School Street
East Fairfield, Vermont 05448
ALL SHOWS start at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and will be held outdoors on the terrace. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a perfect summer evening on our classic New England Village Green.
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10 per person. Kids under 16 FREE.
GRAB 'N' GO LITE FARE and DESSERTS available for sale.
Please call 802-827-6626 for last minute updates or cancellations.
VT Bluegrass Pioneers
Saturday, August 28
The VT Bluegrass Pioneers is an exciting band that unites the talents of some of Vermont’s veteran and best-known bluegrass musicians: brothers “Banjo” Dan and Willy Lindner – co-founders of the prolific and well-traveled Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys, and who, since the band’s retirement have continued their career as the multi-faceted Sky Blue Boys, and Danny Coane, guitarist and dynamic lead singer formerly with such bands as the Throbulators and the Radio Rangers, and, since 1998, with Vermont’s nationally award-winning honky-tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys.
In 2016, the inevitable happened. These three bluegrass stalwarts, who were among the first to play this music in Vermont, teamed up as the aptly named VT Bluegrass Pioneers. Soon they recruited former Plowboy Sam Blagden – an early Vermont banjo player, himself – to join them on bass and tenor harmonies.
Audiences learned quickly that their ardor had never cooled. Still rooted in the hard-driving tradition of first-generation bluegrass, the Pioneers share lead and harmony vocals, and in a unique twist Dan and Danny alternate on banjo and rhythm guitar. Their goal is to find the heart and soul of every song they perform and deliver it with passion to their listeners. Decades in the making, the VT Bluegrass Pioneers is an idea whose time has come.
The Stages in the Sun initiative is a partnership between the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, the Vermont Arts Council, and the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, to promote two of the best things Vermont has to offer: incredible artists and the great outdoors. We thank the Vermont Community Foundation for their donation to help sponsor this and other Stages in the Sun events through a Covid-19 Response Grant. Please check out the Stages in the Sun calendar online at vermontvacation.com to find more great outdoors arts events.